Brexit

02-07-2020

The Brief – Global Britain: We’re just not that into EU

As vacuous slogans go, ‘Global Britain’, launched when Theresa May took over Brexit Britain from David Cameron in 2016, has been hard to beat. In 2018, UK lawmakers urged the government to set out what its international partners could expect...
Digital 01-07-2020

EU-UK cross-border data flows: New digital walls for the economy?

Data needs to continue to flow between the UK and the EU. The EU should limit safeguards to only those needed to protect personal data,  writes Andrea Giuricin.
17-06-2020

The Brief – Ambition alone won’t pay the EU’s COVID-19 bill

Back in the dog days of 2012 and 2013, even the best friends of Jose Manuel Barroso and Herman van Rompuy – then running the EU show – would have struggled to argue that their EU budget blueprint was ambitious. It was deliberately and consciously timid.
27-03-2020

Negotiating a new EU-UK partnership in challenging times

It is now nearly two months since the United Kingdom left the European Union. It left with the legal certainty and clarity provided by the Withdrawal Agreement and the accompanying Political Declaration, writes MEP David McAllister.
16-03-2020

Boris Johnson is more focused on Brexit than coronavirus

Boris Johnson's obsession with obtaining a Brexit deal in June has over-ridden the need to act decisively in response to Coronavirus. But the signs of panic are emerging, writes Denis MacShane.
Elections 14-03-2020

Britons in Europe are disenfranchised while their EU counterparts’ rights hang in the balance

The French municipal elections which will take place on 16 March are the first since President Macron was elected and an important test of his popularity. They are also the first set of municipal elections in which British citizens in France will be unable to vote.
Elections 27-02-2020

Ireland needs a stable government for the post-Brexit negotiations

The post-Brexit negotiations with the UK are particularly vital for Ireland and dealing with them requires a stable government in office, writes Dick Roche.
Economy & Jobs 25-02-2020

Science could become collateral damage of Brexit

A no-deal Brexit at the end of the year, or even a minimal, thin-deal Brexit, with no provision for cooperation on science, innovation and other crucial fields, would deliver a serious blow to economic competitiveness in the UK and the EU, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Elections 11-02-2020

Ireland’s political earthquake

Sinn Féin made only one mistake: had it run multiple candidates in its strongest constituencies, it could have become the largest party in the Irish parliament by a long lead, writes Dick Roche.
03-12-2019

One-year EU trade deal is fantasy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would do better to come clean with the electorate on the complexity of the task ahead of negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, writes Michael Leigh.
19-11-2019

Why Brussels shouldn’t be scared of Singapore-on-Thames

Boris Johnson wants to turn the UK into a low-tax, lean-regulation paradise attracting business from the continent. The plan won’t work, writes Joseph de Weck.
16-10-2019

No escape from the hostile environment

The UK's offer of settled status to EU citizens may have seemed like a change of tack in its migration policy but there are many causes for anxiety, writes Roger Casale.
27-09-2019

Johnson is desperate for an election. So why would his Opponents give him one?

Boris Johnson is desperate to hold a general election, but why should opposition lawmakers give him a poll on his terms, asks Denis MacShane. Denis MacShane is the UK’s former Minister of Europe, and a former Labour MP. In politics...
02-09-2019

Ten aspects of the Johnson coup against the UK Parliament

Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament may have come as a shock to many but it has stripped away whatever remaining illusions there might have been that the Prime Minister was going to abide by British parliamentary traditions, writes Denis MacShane.
05-07-2019

Tory leadership contenders are offering false promises on No Deal

Both Tory leadership contenders are pandering to the idea that a No Deal Brexit will not hurt Britain's future. But when the victor reaches No 10, he will get a shock, writes Dinesh Dhamija.
EU Elections 2019 18-06-2019

One million EU citizens were deprived of vote in UK’s European elections

New evidence suggests the Conservative government systematically disenfranchised over 1 million EU citizens and Brits abroad, writes Roger Casale.
Elections 07-06-2019

Ten lessons for British politics from Peterborough and Strasbourg

All is not what it seems in the UK, after Nigel Farage's Brexit party suffered a major setback in its bid to win a seat in the UK parliament, writes Denis MacShane.
EU Elections 2019 21-05-2019

European vote in the UK: Silence is a mistake

Labour and the Tories will be equally to blame for not having challenged Nigel Farage, who is likely to be the big winner of the European elections in the UK, writes Stavros Papagianneas.
EU Elections 2019 07-05-2019

The impact of UK MEPs on the European Parliament

The UK's unexpected participation in this month's European elections means that British MEPs could become important once more, even if their mandate only lasts a few months, writes Dr Simon Usherwood.
10-04-2019

Macron should keep Britain twisting on its Brexit hook

With the Brexit camp in increasing turmoil, EU leaders would be wise to give Theresa May her extension and wait for the tide to continue turning, argues Denis MacShane.
29-03-2019

Politics in the EU since Article 50 was triggered

Eurosceptic political elites on the continent responded with excitement to the Brexit vote in June 2016. They took to Twitter to celebrate ‘their’ victory. The Swedish Democrats tweeted ‘Congratulations to Britain’s people choosing independence! Catherine de Vries explains how the mood has changed since then.
Economy & Jobs 21-03-2019

Romanian exporters face an artificial barrier, costs transferred to EU citizens

Visions of trucks being stuck at the border in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit should also remind people of the delays faced by Romanian companies exporting into the Schengen area, writes Stefan Radu-Oprea.
13-03-2019

What should the EU do after Brexit, and what should Ireland’s policy be?

The terms of Brexit are vital for Ireland. But so also is how Ireland locates itself in the EU after Brexit, writes John Bruton.
12-03-2019

The only way for May to save her deal

It is now clear that the Brexit deal has not been changed and the demands of the hardline anti-European MPs for the Withdrawal Agreement to be re-opened have been rejected by the EU27, writes Denis MacShane.
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